“Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.”
I. The Supplication of the Lord’s Servant (Psalm 142:1-2)
II. The Situation of the Lord’s Servant (Psalm 142:3-4)
III. The Safety for the Lord’s Servant (Psalm 142:5-7)
I. The Supplication of the Lord’s Servant
Psalm 142:1-2 – “I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my
supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.”
II. The Situation of the Lord’s Servant
A. Being overwhelmed in spirit.
Psalm 142:3a – “When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.”
B. Facing underhanded persecution.
Psalm 142:3b – “In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.”
C. Having no human help.
Psalm 142:4 – “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge
failed me; no man cared for my soul.”
III. The Safety for the Lord’s Servant
A. Setting his dependence upon the Lord.
Psalm 142:5 – “I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the
B. Acknowledging his helplessness in himself.
Psalm 142:6 – “Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are
stronger than I.”
C. Finding his confidence in the Lord’s grace.
Psalm 142:7 – “Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me
about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.”